Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned team has come together to form an integrated group of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and the planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Processes, &

Energy Sources
& Pollutant



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News Flash

Wed, 03/26/2014
Twenty Girl Scouts from a local Mission Viejo troop will tour the AirUCI labs and see demonstrations of scientific principals on March 26, 2014.  Project Scientists Lisa Wingen and Theresa...
Tue, 03/25/2014
AirUCI will host a visit from students at Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School in Huntington Park on March 25, 2014.  They will hear a presentation on our research and will tour our...
Mon, 03/24/2014
AirUCI graduate students Kristine Arquero (Finlayson-Pitts group) and Paige Aiona (Nizkorodov group) have been awarded 2014 Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships.  Only 60 such fellowships...

Event Announcements

Fri, 05/09/2014 - Fri, 06/06/2014
AirUCI will offer PowerSpeech classes on consecutive Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30 beginning May 9 through June 6, 2014.  These classes, presented by Prof. Eli Simon of UCI's Department of Drama...
Mon, 05/19/2014
On Monday, May 19th AirUCI will once again sponsor the High School Awards Dinner on campus for the Orange County chapter of the American Chemical Society.  Scores of students are honored at this...
Fri, 06/20/2014 - Wed, 07/02/2014
The AirUCI Institute will offer our  tenth annual Summer Teacher Workshop to be held June 20 – July 2, 2014 on the UCI campus.    View the class website We are...